Khadi : a versatile fabric

KHADI IS A NATURAL AND SMART FABRIC, WHICH IS SKIN FRIENDLY, ECO-FRIENDLY AND POCKET FRIENDLY, TOO.

IT WAS VASTLY WORN DURING THE ERA OF INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE OF INDIA AS IT WAS SPUN BY INDIVIDUALS AT HOME. IT IS A FABRIC WHICH PROMOTED SELF SUSTENANCE EVEN BY A POOR WOMAN OF A FAR FLUNG VILLAGE.

WHAT IS KHADI ?

It is commonly known as Khaddar and made from Cotton. It comes in different textures. Generally, people think it to be a rough fabric made from raw cotton but the fact is that Khadi is also made from silk and wool.

Now, with advancements in textile industry, this fabric is also spun mixed with other yarns in different ratios to give it a new look and feel.

NO MORE A FABRIC FOR FREEDOM FIGHTERS

This natural fabric is a very versatile. It can keep you cool in summers and it wraps you warm in winters. It gives a beautiful chic appearance if starched well for a stiff look.

In the fashion circle, Khadi shows a good participation and designers are enthusiastic to try new ideas and styles with it to promote to classes and masses alike.

KHADI IS NOT ROUGH AND BORING ANYMORE

Khadi comes in different textures and thicknesses to be used for different purposes. It can be used to make all sorts of clothing material. Saris, jackets, shirts, dhotis, suits etc. made from it are very popular but apart from these usages, this fabric is also being experimented in various other ways by new breed of designers.

KHADI HAS BECOME AN UPMARKET BRAND NOW

Right now, the situation is that you don’t find khadi in each and every market. There are only a few selected outlets, where you can get limited stock options to choose from.

This demand and supply gap also hinders people to go for khadi because if one goes to the market and does not find it available easily then of course he or she would have to settle for some other substitute.

Till the time khadi is commonly available in the markets, people may not have access to it in everyday lives. People love this fabric for it’s beautiful texture and natural feel but the exclusivity of it’s supply keeps it out of common reach. Another way to increase it’s availability is to increase the demand, when demand will be there,more and more vendors will be tempted to make khadi available in the markets.

AN ALL SEASON FABRIC

Considering the comfort and soothing qualities of khadi, it’s worth a search to have it in any wardrobe in all seasons.

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